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#685: Capital: Bird-Like Sphinxes

Photo 685: Capital: Bird-Like Sphinxes - Chauvigny Church

Photo Details

Photo ID
685
Credit
Title
Capital: Bird-Like Sphinxes
Caption
Sphinxes or manticores. Inspired by art from the Near East, these mythical creatures with a lion's body, long bird-like neck and woman's face are depicted symmetrically on all four sides of the capital. Detail of Romanesque capital in the choir, mid-12th century. St-Pierre, Chauvigny, Poitou-Charentes, France.
Geotag
46.570692° N, 0.648773° E
Uploaded
November 11, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
800